Hannah Dowswell

Female13 June 1809–9 May 1868

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Dowswell was born on 13 June 1809, in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Dowswell, was 32 and her mother, Mary Jenks, was 29. She married Abraham Rivers on 25 September 1826, in Cheltenham St Mary, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Bremhill, Wiltshire, England for about 20 years. She died on 9 May 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Rivers
Hannah Dowswell
Marriage: 25 September 1826
Mary Rivers
Martha Rivers
about 1841–1842
Thomas Rivers
James Rivers
Emma Sophia Rivers
Jane Dowswell Rivers
Anne Rivers
James Rivers
Martha Rivers

Sources (43)

  • Anne Rivers, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Hannah Rivers, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Ann Rivers, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1826Cheltenham St Mary, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 3

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 16

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: See Dowdeswell .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight


    Hannah Dowswell was born June 13, 1807 at Bengsworth, England. Her father was Thomas Dowswell and her mother was Mary Jenks. Both of her parents were born in Benegeworth, Worcestershire, England. Ther …

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